Neft Safety Knife auction deleted. Ebay

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Neft Safety Knife auction deleted. Ebay

Post by C-WADE7 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 12:35 am

There was a Neft Safety Knife on eBay I was watching and the auction got deleted. Anyone else watching it too, and see what the hugest bid was before it got taken down?? Last I say was $150 with 3 day I think.
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Re: Neft Safety Knife auction deleted. Ebay

Post by Madmarco » Thu Nov 24, 2022 12:58 am

I was watching that knife too C-W, pretty much the same result as you got! 8)
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Re: Neft Safety Knife auction deleted. Ebay

Post by Gunsil » Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:36 am

Did ebay give a reason like "item no longer available"? Maybe somebody made seller an offer he couldn't refuse. Happens fairly often.

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Re: Neft Safety Knife auction deleted. Ebay

Post by C-WADE7 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:32 am

Gunsil wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:36 am
Did ebay give a reason like "item no longer available"? Maybe somebody made seller an offer he couldn't refuse. Happens fairly often.
Yes that’s what it showed up with. I was curious how high it got up to before that. It’s out of my price range and not my style but I like watching old and rare things like that just to learn.
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Post by tvic » Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:22 am

You can't generally stop an auction after the bidding has begun. Kinda curious . . .
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Re: Neft Safety Knife auction deleted. Ebay

Post by herbva » Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:48 am

They might have decided that knife is a switchblade. I've have them delete my auctions before because some genius thought the shield looked too much like a release button. It's the old "shoot first, ask questions later" philosophy. Only, they never bother to ask questions. :x
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Re: Neft Safety Knife auction deleted. Ebay

Post by Gunsil » Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:16 pm

tvic wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:22 am
You can't generally stop an auction after the bidding has begun. Kinda curious . . .
This is not true, a seller can basically end an auction whenever they want. There are qualifying reasons, but ebay has several outs for a seller if they so desire. Another seller out is "item lost or broken", I think there are four seller options to end auctions early and remove items.

Herb, that cannot be the reason (switchphobia) because when ebay ends a knife auction because knife is a switch the item totally disappears from watch lists and all listings and this particular knife was ended with "item no longer available". Many buyers use the "back door" to get what they like, they contact the seller and offer good money on the side and the seller removes it from the bay and sells it privately on the side. If you have purchased from a seller before you have his physical address and sometimes his private e-mail and it is easy to contact them outside ebay. There are also ways to get your home phone or e-mail to a seller through ebay to make outside ebay offers, I know several sharpies who do this fairly often.

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Re: Neft Safety Knife auction deleted. Ebay

Post by herbva » Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:06 pm

Gunsil wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:16 pm
tvic wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:22 am
You can't generally stop an auction after the bidding has begun. Kinda curious . . .
This is not true, a seller can basically end an auction whenever they want. There are qualifying reasons, but ebay has several outs for a seller if they so desire. Another seller out is "item lost or broken", I think there are four seller options to end auctions early and remove items.

Herb, that cannot be the reason (switchphobia) because when ebay ends a knife auction because knife is a switch the item totally disappears from watch lists and all listings and this particular knife was ended with "item no longer available". Many buyers use the "back door" to get what they like, they contact the seller and offer good money on the side and the seller removes it from the bay and sells it privately on the side. If you have purchased from a seller before you have his physical address and sometimes his private e-mail and it is easy to contact them outside ebay. There are also ways to get your home phone or e-mail to a seller through ebay to make outside ebay offers, I know several sharpies who do this fairly often.
Thanks Gene. You are correct. When they zap an auction because they think you are selling a prohibited item they just zap it - no explanations or apologies. Just POOF! Even if you manage to convince them that they made a mistake.
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Re: Neft Safety Knife auction deleted. Ebay

Post by C-WADE7 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:50 pm

I searched Neft knife in complete and sold listings and one showed up that “ended” on Nov 23rd 2022 for $149 and 1 bid. It had to be that one but I know the auction didn’t run all the way, and are fairly positive it had 5 bids.

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Post by peanut740 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:15 pm

C-WADE7 wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:50 pm
I searched Neft knife in complete and sold listings and one showed up that “ended” on Nov 23rd 2022 for $149 and 1 bid. It had to be that one but I know the auction didn’t run all the way, and are fairly positive it had 5 bids.
I bought the one that ended on the 23rd.It was an unused etched knife that have some spiders on the front.It was a 7 day auction,I was the only bid. ::shrug::
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Re: Neft Safety Knife auction deleted. Ebay

Post by C-WADE7 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:19 pm

peanut740 wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:15 pm
C-WADE7 wrote:
Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:50 pm
I searched Neft knife in complete and sold listings and one showed up that “ended” on Nov 23rd 2022 for $149 and 1 bid. It had to be that one but I know the auction didn’t run all the way, and are fairly positive it had 5 bids.
I bought the one that ended on the 23rd.It was an unused etched knife that have some spiders on the front.It was a 7 day auction,I was the only bid. ::shrug::
I was able to see the original listing on yours, nice purchase and seemed like a good price based off the other completed listings.

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Re: Neft Safety Knife auction deleted. Ebay

Post by Madmarco » Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:00 am

Mystery solved! ::ds:: 8)
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